'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9: Cristin Milioti on her top-secret casting and 'easy integration' into the show

When "How I Met Your Mother" showed us the mother's face in the Season 8 finale, it came as a big surprise to viewers. Almost as big a surprise was the fact that the show managed to keep Cristin Milioti's casting a secret. The show's creators have spoken about the lengths they went to in order to keep the mother's identity under wraps, and Milioti says at times her casting felt like an undercover operation."My agent and manager called and said [creators] Carter [Bays] and Craig [Thomas] were interested in meeting with me via Skype for a possible arc on 'How I Met Your Mother,'" Milioti tells reporters on a conference call. "But we didn't know what the role was, we didn't know anything about it, and they didn't tell us anything about it. ... It was very, very secret. So I said sure, and I had this wonderful Skype meeting with them where we...



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